Distribution functions of coexisting phases in a complete solid solution system

Wenwu Cao, L. Eric Cross

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In the phase diagram of a binary system one often encounters a compositional region in which two phases coexist. A common practice is to use the Lever Rule to describe the distributions of the two coexisting phases. However, if the binary system is a complete solid solution system, the Lever Rule cannot be used. A new type of distribution has been derived for a solid solution system without solubility gap. Application of the theory to pure and modified lead-zirconate-lead-titanate (PZT) systems shows excellent agreement with the experimental data. Several disputed facts about PZT are also explained satisfactorily.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3250-3255
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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